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Posted on Dec 18, 2013 in PC Maintenance, Troubleshoot Windows | 0 comments

Using the System File Checker (SFC) to fix corrupt Windows files

If you’re having issues with your PC, using the System File Checker (SFC) is one easy way to make sure that none of your core operating system files are corrupt. The tool scans your Windows installation and repairs any files that do not pass an integrity check. The tool can only be used from the command prompt, but don’t worry, it’s really easy.

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For reference, the command you need to enter to start the SFC tool is:-

sfc /scannow

Proceed to our tutorial on the Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool if the System File Checker found files it could not fix.

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